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Sky Tower lights up to cheer corporates for charity climb

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:42 pm | SKYCITY

Auckland’s skyline will shine blue and white from Thursday 31 August through to the weekend as 80 teams race up 1,103 stairs on Friday 1 August for the Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge supporting Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). More >>

A Short History of Jazz

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:35 pm | Museum Of Wellington City and Sea

The Museum of Wellington City & Sea turns the spotlight on the history of jazz this August, with a focus on the music of the ‘20s, ‘30s ‘40s & ‘50s. A Short History of Jazz takes place over four Sundays from 10 to 31 August at 2pm. It features ... More >>

Call for Proposals: 2015 Programme

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:21 pm | Enjoy

Enjoy is pleased to announce that we are now calling for proposals for the gallery’s 2015 exhibition programme. We welcome proposals from artists and curators for solo and group shows featuring innovative new works. Please refer to the following guidelines ... More >>

Interview: Geoff Chapple, Founding CEO of the Te Araroa Trust

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:21 pm | ElderNet

This year Geoff has again updated his guidebook of Te Araroa Trail: The Long Pathway to include route changes. It is the official guide to New Zealand's greatest walk. Random House NZ $49.99 More >>

From Tribeca to Auckland – Ingrid Kopp to Lead DOC EDGE LAB

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:56 pm | Documentary Edge Festival

Interactive storytelling innovator Ingrid Kopp from Tribeca Film Institute will lead the 4th DOC EDGE LAB for 2014. Held on September 15 and 16 at Auckland University of Technology, the lab is a two-day incubator to educate and inspire digital transmedia ... More >>

Devilskin Golden Chart Success

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:55 pm | Trigger Marketing

Devilskin Golden Chart Success Devilskin remain as the #1 Album and #1 Kiwi Artist Album for the second week in a row. NZ rock band Devilskin’s much anticipated debut album We Rise released on July 11 and went straight to the top of the charts, the ... More >>

Hamilton’s Natzke on GP Podium at First Attempt

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:41 pm | Bikesport NZ

Hamilton’s Natzke on GP Podium at First Attempt JULY 28, 2014: He’s 15, he’s fast and he’s a multi-time Kiwi champion ... now Waikato’s Josiah Natzke can write ‘Grand Prix podium’ on his list of achievements. The Hamilton teenager ... More >>

SMOKEFREE PACIFICA BEATS 2014 – Wellington final

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:37 pm | Smokefreerockquest

The Sacred Heart College hall in Lower Hutt will be pumping this Saturday (2 August) as the Wellington entrants play off in the regional final of Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014. Producer Elena Lome says the regional finals provide a really professional ... More >>

NZ to Attend 2nd Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:25 pm | Edinburgh Cultural Summit

Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Lewis Holden, will lead a delegation from the New Zealand government attending the Edinburgh International Culture Summit from 10 to 12 August 2014, held at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. ... More >>

Medal-laden weekend but NZ pipped on population medal table

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:20 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's athletes scooped 18 medals across the weekend competition in Glasgow, but one solitary silver from the Isle of Man means it's top of Statistics New Zealand’s population-based medal table. More >>

Ward Spotlights Great Young Talent with Podium in Banyoles

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:10 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

Ward Spotlights Great Young Talent with Podium in Banyoles 19 year old Sam Ward continued the great recent results for the young New Zealand triathletes working with Talent Development Coach Tim Brazier in Cambridge and of late in Europe, with ... More >>

WRC Finland special event for Paddon and Kennard

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:03 pm | Hayden Paddon Rallysport Global Ltd

Hayden Paddon RallySport Global Ltd Media statement 28 July 2014 WRC Finland special event for Paddon and Kennard More >>

SOL3 MIO Announce Two Wellington Shows

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:58 pm | Noise PR

SOL3 MIO Announce Two Wellington Shows SEPTEMBER 28th & 29th MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE Following a critically lauded and completely sold out tour of New Zealand earlier this year, Civic Events is proud to present the incomparable SOL3 MIO at ... More >>

Best-selling “eriginal” food memoir heads for print edition

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:46 pm | Awa Press

With the help of some mouth-watering recipes and sage advice from the Duchess of Windsor – “If you don’t take care you may serve an entire meal pinkish mauve, from lobster bisque to sherbet” – Anne Else’s memoir of her food-entwined life ... More >>

Smart Arts: OUSA Art Week

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:32 pm | OUSA

Otago University will be home to everything arty this week as the annual OUSA Art Week hosts a wide range of art events around campus and Dunedin. More >>

WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s programme for commemorations for the 2014-2019 centenary of the First World War, WW100, has been launched today by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson. The WW100 programme is reflective of New Zealand’s experience ... More >>

Seeking further nominations for rts Pasifika Awards

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:08 pm | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is seeking further nominations in two categories for its 2014 Arts Pasifika Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New Zealand. More >>

Loss and Grief Awareness Week 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:54 pm | Skylight

This week marks the start of Skylight ’s inaugural Loss and Grief Awareness Week. It is being held from today Monday 28 July and continues until Sunday 3 August. More >>

Ben Howard Now at the Auckland Town Hall

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:35 pm | Secret Sounds

Due to the huge demand around Ben Howards first visit to New Zealand, the decision has been made to move to a larger venue. Ben will now be performing at Auckland Town Hall on Saturday August 2nd. More >>

Bestselling Crime Writer Talks at Wellington City

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Book Council

International bestselling crime writer Karin Slaughter and Crime Watch blogger Craig Sisterson will meet for the first time, thanks to the New Zealand Book Council, Wellington City Library and Random House NZ. Karin Slaughter is visiting Auckland and Wellington ... More >>

MiStory: ‘The Novel for Election Year’

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:44 am | Philip Temple

‘Politicians’ short-term obsessions with constantly changing economic data and their half-baked promises of a rock star future ignore what kind of future might really be in store for us,’ says award-winning author and commentator Philip Temple ... More >>

Iconic Wardrobe of NZ’s Longest Serving Female MP Exhibited

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:43 am | MTG Hawke's Bay

The iconic wardrobe of New Zealand’s longest serving female MP and internationally recognised fashionista, Hon.Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan ONZ will be exhibited for the first time at MTG Hawke’s Bay. (Museum Theatre Gallery) More >>

Treble Cone Snow Update [27/7/14]

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:37 am | Treble Cone

Treble Cone has enjoyed a great run of cold temps for snowmaking combined with blue sky days for enjoying skiing and snowboarding over the last fortnight. More >>

Rotorua final results

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:11 am | Smokefree Pacifica Beats

The reggae rock sound of their nine piece band put Open Arms from Rotorua Boys High School in first place at this year’s regional Smokefree Pacifica Beats final at the Convention Centre on Saturday afternoon. More >>

A stellar local chefs for My Kitchen Rules NZ panel

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:10 am | Television New Zealand

MKR NZ Tasting Panel Judges announced FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A stellar line-up of local chefs has been confirmed for the My Kitchen Rules NZ Tasting Panel. More >>

Wasps a Royal Pain

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:08 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

The Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust is concerned at the apparent scarcity of Monarch butterflies overwintering this year. More >>

Monster Wars: A theatre show to fight off the winter blues

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:56 am | NO Productions

After a recent successful season of the theatrical ghost story “ Whistle And I'll Come To You”, NO Productions Theatre Collective (Nataliya Oryshchuk) is embarking upon a new project, and joins forces with La Errante Troupe (the experienced Colombian ... More >>

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:51 am | Mana Magazine

The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks about his transformation for new film The Dark Horse, and reveals secrets from his past—he never wanted the role ... More >>

Kiwi’s love to read and vote for their top books

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:49 am | Whitcoulls

Since 1998, Whitcoulls has been asking Kiwi kid’s (and adults as well) to nominate their favourite books and from Monday 28 July 2014 they get the chance to cast their votes again. More >>

Shihad to Rock Christchurch And Pay-Per-View TV

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:49 am | Sky Arena

Hot on the heels of their new album release on August 8, Kiwi rockers Shihad are set to make New Zealand music history with a broadcast event of epic proportions. More >>

Calling all Fans of The Hobbit Movies and Middle-earth

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:41 am | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand is about to become the talk of fantasy enthusiasts around the world, with the call going out globally to find fans keen to take an ultimate Middle-earth journey to New Zealand. More >>

NZ Netballers secure decisive win over Games hosts

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:36 am | Netball New Zealand

The New Zealand Netball team made it two-from-two after sealing a dominant 71-14 win over Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday. More >>

Doggie Theatre

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:35 am | Elephant Publicity

Wolfgang Creative in association with The Basement present - DOG Written by Ben Hutchison . Directed by Jeff Szusterman Starring Shavaughn Ruakere, Gareth Williams, Mick Innes More >>

Two Kiwis in the World Hindu Congress organizing team

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:28 am | Hindu Council of New Zealand

Two Kiwis have been invited by the World Hindu Foundation to be on the organizing team of the first World Hindu Congress to be held on 21-23 November 2014 in New Delhi, Bharat Prof Guna Magesan, General Secretary of Hindu Council of New Zealand and a ... More >>

Kiwis Gallant in Defeat to Home Town Scots

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:25 am | Badminton NZ

For immediate release from Badminton New Zealand, for further information visit More >>

Second Maori Delegation to India getting ready

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:24 am | Hindu Council of New Zealand

Preparations for the second Maori delegation to India are underway. As part of the trip, the Maori delegation will attend the Fifth International Conference and Gathering of Elders to be held from 31st January to 5th February 2015, in Mysore, Karnataka, ... More >>

Two leading tutors for Auckland workshops

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:23 am | Eva Polak

Two leading creative photography tutors will combine their talents for the Second Annual Waiheke Island Creative Photography Indulgence Workshops in October. Australian Ken Ball, who has nine books and 45 exhibitions to his credit, launched the Waiheke ... More >>

NZ Netball team tested by gallant Malawi in Games opener

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:21 am | Netball New Zealand

The NZ Netball team were pushed all the way before edging to a 50-47 win over Malawi in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday. More >>

27/7 - Cyclists lead the way again

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:49 am | NZ Olympic Committee

For the third consecutive day the cyclists stole centre stage and the judokas again got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games. More >>

Kiwi reign in Wales shears finale

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:49 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

An 11-year New Zealand domination of one of the UK’s top shearing events ended today with the first-ever Welsh win in the Corwen Shears in Wales. More >>

NZ's First Production of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:27 am | Wellington Summer Shakespeare

Want to know how a city’s most popular and successful man can end up bankrupt and destitute? The Summer Shakespeare Trust is thrilled to announce that 2015’s Victoria University of Wellington Summer Shakespeare will be Timon of Athens, directed by ... More >>

NZ Select Committee: Decision on Ivory Trade Ban Petition

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:19 am | Fiona Gordon

The New Zealand Select Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade announced today their decision on the petition of Auckland teacher Ms Virginia Woolf that calls for a ban on all ivory trading within, to and from New Zealand and to crush the nations ... More >>

Vegetarian Accolade for Heritage Auckland Chef

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:14 am | Heritage Hotels

Jinu Abraham, executive chef of Heritage Auckland, has won the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2014, in the lunch category, with his dish of organic tofu and pea stuffed potato, smoked tomato and onions. This is a second win for Abraham, having ... More >>

Paul Hartigan Exhibition: Helium

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:26 pm | Depot Artspace

Depot Artspace is pleased to present an exhibition from Auckland-based contemporary artist Paul Hartigan. Helium looks at light, form and colour through Hartigan’s photographic and sculptural practice. More >>

SAS College Rugby League semi-finalists found

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:21 pm | Auckland Rugby League

25/7/2014 AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE SAS College Rugby League review – July 23 For Immediate Release More >>

New Zealand Ease through Opening Team Match

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:58 pm | Badminton NZ

For immediate release from Badminton New Zealand, for further information visit More >>

Time to shine for arts and cultural students

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:09 pm | Student City

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Arts & Cultural Awards, which recognise excellence in all areas of the arts, from literature, music, craft and drama to facilitation and the visual arts. More >>

Regional titles on offer

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:27 pm | Boccia New Zealand

Talented boccia players from all over the South Island are currently honing their skills in preparation for the third major boccia tournament of 2014. More >>

Louis Baker - new live video 'Just Want To Thank You'

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:08 pm | Aston Road

Aston Rd is proud to release the third instalment of Aston Rd Sessions featuring Louis Baker performing his new song ‘Just Want To Thank You’ . More >>

EasiYo Tactix Secure Signature of Pedersen

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:32 pm | EasiYo Tactix

EasiYo Tactix are pleased to announce the signing of exciting young midcourter Erikana Pedersen to the Mainland team for the 2015 ANZ Championship season. More >>

Silver Ferns Tickets On Sale Monday

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:28 pm | Netball NZ

Tickets to each of the four Silver Ferns home test matches in October will be available to the public for sale on Monday 28th July 2014 More >>

Eco fashion showcase opens with style

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

New Zealand’s eco fashion week, NZ Eco Fashion Exposed, opened in Lower Hutt last night with an intimate Buyers & Media event, showcasing looks from a selection of NZ and international eco designers. More >>

Indian Ink Return to Q for A Special Live Recording

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:24 pm | Indian Ink

Indian Ink Return to Q for A Special Live Recording Indian Ink Theatre Company presents KISS THE FISH Directed by Justin Lewis / Written by Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis More >>

SKY to showcase rising stars

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

NZ Rugby League and SKY Television have confirmed a blockbuster doubleheader that will highlight the game’s best domestic talent, as well as the next wave of future Kiwis. More >>

Governor-General to visit Glasgow

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:12 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae are to represent the Government and the people of New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. More >>

Gold and bronze have NZ near top of population medal table

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:10 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's cycling and judo medals on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow mean our athletes are sitting third on the Statistics New Zealand population-based medal table, with hosts Scotland at the top. More >>

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:59 pm | CAS'n'OVA Producations

Gold plated trophies, weighing 14lbs or 635 gms arrived in New Zealand yesterday 24 July 2014 for CASnOVA PRODUCTIONS and Craig Hutchison. More >>

Cider overtakes RTDs in NZ with over half a million drinkers

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:49 pm | Roy Morgan Research

The number of Kiwis drinking cider has almost tripled since 2010, when only 168,000 Kiwi adults (5.3%) drank cider in an average four weeks—far fewer than the 607,000 drinking ready-to-drink ‘alcopops’ (19.0%). More >>

Got indie?!

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:47 pm | andHow.FM

A world-class, always eclectic, commercial-free, indie, alternative, retro/vintage rock & more radio station. Where it’s ALL about the music! More >>

US Digital Film Expert To Speak at Tropfest Roughcut NZ

Friday, 25 July 2014, 11:12 am | Tropfest NZ

A long-time marketing professional, Sheri Candler identified social media as a potential marketing tool when it was in its very infancy. She began to explore how creators and artists could utilize this new development to sell their own works, and soon ... More >>


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